RECLAIMED BRICK WITH PORCELAIN TILE
Posted by aihw on November 26th, 2020
There’s something about the look of brick inside that automatically makes the room feel more cozy — and the added character is a major perk as well. Whether you plan to install it as a backsplash, feature wall, or flooring, it’s sure to transform your space. But opting for real brick can result in countless headaches for homeowners, which is why more and more people have chosen to install brick-look porcelain tile instead!
THE DOWNSIDES OF INSTALLING BRICK
While anyone can create the exposed brick look that they’re envisioning, brick veneers or real bricks aren’t always the best choice to do this. Here are a few reasons why brick might not be the right method to create your brick featured wall in your home:
Do you live in a damp or wet area? Does it rain quite often? If so, you might want to reconsider installing brick in your home. Because bricks are porous, they are more susceptible to moisture problems and mold buildup. Additionally, the moisture can weaken the bricks, making them more likely to crack, flake, and crumble over time — taking away from the sleek look you were trying to achieve!
The texture of the brick wall is one of it’s best features. It’s a sure way to add character and dimension to any room. However, rough surfaces are also more prone to getting dirty because dust and dirt will stick to every nook and cranny on the brick’s surface. You will need to regularly clean your wall to minimize the allergens from building up.
While not the most expensive project out there, the cost of brick materials are more costly than the vinyl alternative. If you’re on a tighter budget, you will need to decide if this is the best way to spend your money.
Do earthquakes or any other storms happen in your area that might cause the walls of your home to vibrate? If so, brick can be a dangerous material to install. As the vibrations travel through the walls, the bricks and the grout are weakened and often crack — leading them to crumble over time.
HOW TO GET THE BRICK LOOK WITH PORCELAIN TILE
Don’t worry — we’re not going to leave you hanging without a viable option to get the brick look that you’re trying to achieve!
BRICKSTONE RED PORCELAIN TILE
If you’re a fan of the timeless, classic red brick, then Brickstone Red Porcelain Tile is everything you’ve been looking for — and more! Combining rustic shades of warm red, creams, and browns in a 2x10” tile, you’ll be amazed at how realistic your exposed “brick” wall will look. Whether you want to spruce up your dining room or create a farmhouse backsplash in your kitchen, Brickstone Red is sure to give you the aesthetic you’re hoping to achieve.
BRICKSTONE IVORY PORCELAIN TILE
Sometimes classic red brick isn’t the look you want — especially if it doesn’t blend well with your room’s color palette! Luckily, Overland Ceramics offers Brickstone porcelain tile in a variety of colors, including ivory. With Brickstone Ivory, you will get the reclaimed brick-look porcelain tile with three-dimensional texture, but in a matte finish of soft white and ivory tones that are ideal for a contemporary home. This is a much easier alternative than installing real brick and having to paint it to achieve your desired color brick.
BRICKSTONE TAUPE PORCELAIN TILE
Are you a fan of white-washed exposed brick? We are too! Brickstone Taupe Porcelain Tile is exactly what you’ve been looking for. With a beautiful blend of soft grays and taupe, you can get the aged brick look without the hassle of maintaining an old brick wall or brick flooring. The soft color palette allows the porcelain tile to be a statement in any room, without being too dramatic.
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